Rebecca Willén

Senior lecturer
Department of Criminology and Police Work Faculty of Social Sciences
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I'm a researcher in forensic (investigative) psychology and meta-science and a strong supporter of open and replicable science. I'm a member of the Swedish Reproducibility Network (SweRN) and am happy to answer all kinds of questions - as far as I can - about open science and the adoption of reproducible research practices. On my website you'll find my lecture materials, usually under free licenses (i. e., everything can be reused and modified as long as you refer to the source).

I took my PhD in 2016 at the University of Gothenburg.

I'm reluctantly on Twitter (@rmwillen).

Teaching

As of the autumn term 2022, I teach at the Police Education in Växjö.

I happily supervise essays on issues related to forensic psychology and / or meta-science.

Research

My current research is mainly on meta-scientific investigative psychology: Of what quality is research on forensic psychology? Can we trust the research that has been done?

I also work in a meta-scientific project where we investigate Swedish ethically reviewed research overall.

My forensic psychological research has otherwise mainly been on methods for investigative interviews as well as methods for reliability assessments in criminal investigations and asylum cases. Since recently I'm also studying the quality of social service investigations (including assessments of foster carers) from an investigative psychological perspective.